White, practically odourless crystals or crystalline powder.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Flavour enhancer - Improves the taste and/or aroma of foods

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
European Union
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Monoammonium L-glutamate
Philippines
Approved Monoammonium Glutamate, L-
Austria
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Belgium
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Bulgaria
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Cyprus
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Czech Republic
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Denmark
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Estonia
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Finland
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
France
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Germany
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Greece
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Hungary
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Ireland
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Italy
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Latvia
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Lithuania
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Luxembourg
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Malta
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Netherlands
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Poland
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Portugal
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Romania
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Slovakia
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Slovenia
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Spain
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Sweden
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
United Kingdom
Approved Monoammonium glutamate
Australia
Approved Monoammonium L-glutamate
New Zealand
Approved Monoammonium L-glutamate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E624 - Monoammonium L-glutamate: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E624 - Monoammonium L-glutamate: Varied allergic reactions in some people. Not recommended for asthmatics.

Additive Alert

Halal - maybe

E624 - Monoammonium L-glutamate: Suitable for vegetarian label on the package indicates the source of Mono ammonium Glutamate is from vegetable protein or it has to be under Halal or kosher certification. In USA/Canada it is kosher certified and meet the Halal requirements. Mono ammonium Glutamate can also be obtained from yeast. But if yeast is grown on pork media then it is Haram. It happened in Indonesia few years back when Monosodium Glutamate is produced using pork fat media to grow yeast by Ajinomonto Indonesia. As it was reported on our website.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

E624 - Monoammonium L-glutamate: Commercially prepared from molasses by bacterial fermentation. Also prepared from vegetable protein, such as gluten, or soy protein. Salt substitute, flavour enhancer. No known adverse effects.

MBM Foods

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Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 7558-63-6
  • EINECS Number: 231-447-1

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